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Us 5, San Francisco 5, Oakland 4, Esteban 3, Dan Hurd 3, Paul 3, Sacramento 3, California 3, Romney 3, The City 2, Joe Vasquez 2, Brown 2, Washington 2, Derry 2, Tara Mergener 2, San Jose 2, Oakland Coliseum 1, Osby Davis 1, Brenda Kealing 1, Kim Carbajal 1,
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  CBS    CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 5PM    News  News/Business. Allen  
   Martin and Elizabeth Cook. New. (CC)  

    October 1, 2012
    5:00 - 5:29pm PDT  

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specifically for oak, 88% of the year. tomorrow, it will not be a spare the air day. that said, moderate air quality for the santa clara valley, the east bay, and the peninsula coast. a significant cool down is coming up, but we're talking heat because outside right now, it's hot, and reporting live from concord, it's ann notarangelo, and it's october 1, ann. >> reporter: paul, we've had months and months of warm weather. we're over it. time to move on. look around. all the signs of fall, campaign signs reminding us that november elections are around the corner and leaves are changing color, and retailers are trying to lure us in. but it's triple digits in parts of the bay area. >> pretty much when i got outside, i started sweating. >> reporter: the calendars october, but it doesn't feel like it. >> since it's october, i was hoping for more stormy weather
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going on. >> reporter: and these guys had to work in it. on top of the hot temperatures, a spare the air day meaning they wouldn't use the power equipment. >> it's october, and it should be like cool temperatures right now. it's crazy. >> reporter: they, like so many of us, have mentally moved on. everywhere you look, we're reminded it's autumn and halloween is this month. people had that mindset in the concord spirit store. >> i like the in between days. i don't like when it's cold or sweaty hot. >> reporter: we need to find you a goldilocks costume. kim carbajal had to try and convince the kids not to wear shorts. >> it's like it will be 97. >> reporter: before we know it, though, the temperatures will catch up to the calendar. >> my kids are stuck in the
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house once it's cold, so yeah, i guess i'll miss it. >> reporter: paul said that the high in concord 97, but take a look at this, topping out at 120, and check this out, 262 days until summer n concord, ann notarangelo, cbs-5. >> cooling centers were set up across the bay area today and for those of you who can't get your homes to cool off, a few are still open. we have put a complete list on our website. you can also find the pinpoint forecast for your city. a bay area woman supposedly died peacefully in her sleep, but 86-year-old yolanda membrano's family says it's not true. her body was found yesterday at a school just a few blocks away from the assisted living facility in concord. membrano was an alzheimer's patient with a history of trying to escape from the home.
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her family tells us they never knew anything about her wandering away and now, they are demanding the truth. >> then we find out from the coroner, this isn't the first time she left the facility. why was the alarm not on the front door? how long was she out there? it was 100 in concord yesterday. why weren't we told the truth. was he hiding? >> her body was found nearly three hours after she was reported missing. the coroner's office believes that the heat could have been a factor. an east bay mayor insists he is not backing down. vallejo's mayor is defiant as police investigate the weekend fire that targeted his law offices. joe vasquez with the mayor declaring he won't be intimidated. joe? >> reporter: you can see the damage on the law office behind me, and now we're learning of yet another arson fire reported today just a few blocks away. the new fire at a storage facility behind the village
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cocktail lounge was called in just after 6:00 this morning. investigators say it appears that the arsonist successfully torched the shed outback, destroying the contents, and see the torch marks on the windowsills? that appears to be another arson attempt at another store next door at a strip mall, but that attempt failed. the new fire is three blocks away from the fire that ripped through the law offices of vallejo mayor osby davis on saturday morning. police are not sure whether the two arsons are related. in the immediate aftermath of saturday's fire, mayor davis had tears streaming down his cheeks. >> whatever attempts are necessary to identify and arrest the persons responsible for this malicious, cowardly act, i'm sure they will do. >> reporter: today, he showed a favors resolve and said he will not tell when he thinks happened but said that his law office has been the target of
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vandalism in the past. the mayor believes it's a method of intimidation. >> let me make it very, very clear: it has failed. i am not now and nor will i be intimidated by such cowardly acts. >> reporter: vallejo police are not say figure they know who caused this or why or how. but they called the fire a domestic act of terrorism. >> until we know for sure, we have to look at it in those terms. >> reporter: police are now investigating two arsons within three blocks of each other. they are not sure whether they are related. the investigation will continue. joe vasquez, cbs-5. developing news out of the central valley with two separate accidents involving trucks slamming into trains. about an hour ago, a big rig crashed into a freight train near hanford with reports of
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major injuries and another track with an amtrak train in the same area as a truck failed to yield at a gated crossing and pushed at least one car off the cracks. most people suffered minor to moderate injuries. those who weren't hurt were put on another train. a murder trial underway for a woman accused of killing her long time friend out of jealous. alyssa harrington was in the courtroom for the opening arguments. >> reporter: this morning, we only heard from the prosecution. the deputy district attorney telling the jury that giselle esteban is guilty of first- degree murder and she stalked sticks-year-old michelle le and planned her death. supporters were at opening statements wearing pins with le's picture on them. the district attorney said she was obsessed that the former lover and father of her
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daughter was dating le or spending too much time with her when they were just friends. we learned that esteban stole an id bag to gain access to the kaiser hospital where le worked and saw dozens of phone records detailing calls to the hospital and the university where esteban was trying to get more information about when le would be there. it was on may 27th, 2011 when ford said that esteban waited for le in the parking garage, attacked her, killed her, and then dumped her body. the defense attorney gave her statements, and this is a trial that is expected to last at least a month. in oakland, elissa harrington, cbs-5. a judge has suspended court proceedings for the man accused of carrying out a mass shooting in oakland. tray-year-old one goh's lawyer is testing his mental competence tow stand trial. two psychiatrists were ordered
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to examine goh. the search is on for two fishermen lost at sea for more than 30 hours now. their boat capsized off the coast of pigeon point yesterday morning. a coast guard chopper, as you saw and two boats looking for the men who apparently were not wearing lifejackets. two other men on board the boat did make it back to shore safely. and san francisco shoppers, bring your own bag. the plastic bag ban expanded to retail shops and bookstores. if you don't buy your own, you have to buy a paper bag for 10 cents. >> the smell is disgusting. >> i burn incense because the whole white house stinks no matter what. >> something stinks in the neighborhood. what's brewing up the stench and the act the city forced to take. >> at sfo, the hottest day in two years, 91, and even in the 70s and 80s at the coast but a
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major temperature change coming up. details on how chilly we'll get, next. >> and then date night at a discount, the questions to ask while making reservations that could save you a good chunk of change. ,,,,,,
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residents of san rafael's spinnaker point a pungent stench has infiltrated a neighborhood in marin county. >> the residents of the spinaker point neighborhood say they can't take it anymore. the city is forced to take action. >> reporter: this neighborhood looks nice, but the resident said it stinks, literally. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: because the lagoon she lives next to is rotting. one of the few living things left are the seagull who is are thankfully eating the dead fish. >> and then i burn incense because the whole house stinks.
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>> reporter: and the smell has attracted the air quality management, too. >> we had an inspectogo out and investigate, and there is truly a bad odor. we filed a public violation against the owner. >> reporter: t roport land company didn'trespond, but neighbors say that the problem started when the large pipe became clogged with mud preventing tidal action from flushing the lagoon. homeowners believe that the city should clean it out, but the cities they don't own the land. this homeowner sees things differently. >> i'm a simple man. i think if the city for 20 years regulated the flow of water, they put the structure on top of the intake. if you broke it, you own it. >> reporter: this is what they believe caused the pipe to clog. the homeowner's association plans to attend tonight's city council meeting to let them know that they are sick and tired of the smell and stench. meanwhile, mr. fox and his
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dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. mzaey staysng sprop 38 is going to bring a lot of mone o cade derry: what i would reallyh and i don't want this to continueache my daughter. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. underway for the first of te
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presidential debates. both candidates are in practice-e for wednesday's face-off. onto campaign 2012, intense preparations are underway for the first of three presidential debates. both candidates in practice mode for wednesday's face off. tara mergener has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president beam and mitt romney get a chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate will focus on the policy. >> with a -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discsion aut what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to
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mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. in california, 10% of parents exempt their children from the mandatory school vaccinations. yesterday, governor brown signed a new law making vaccine waivers tougher to get. but a last-minute change is
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giving parents a new out. >> reporter: at tri-valley pediatrics, this 10-month-old is getting a flu shot. his mother talked to the doctor before making her decision. >> we definitely rely on our pediatrician as an expert. we put our son's health in his hands. >> reporter: a new california law aims to have more parents talking to their pediatrician before they are allowed to reject mandatory vaccines. >> overall, i think it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: under current state law, before attending school or daycare, kids are required for certain vaccinations, and kids can opt out filing a personal belief exemption. this law doesn't change that but makes the process tougher. parents will have to get a signature from a licensed health care practitioner first. >> we want the real facts rather than things they hear from the internet or friends and family. >> reporter: the director of
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the department of pediatrics at valley medical center is pleased with the new law but also surprised. at the last moment, governor brown added an exemption, religion. parents with religious beliefs ruling out vaccinations don't have to jump through the hoop. >> perhaps with the new exemption, it will not be as effective. >> reporter: this new mom thinks it's a good idea. >> the new law takes effect in 2014. washington state implemented a similar law last year, and health officials there say fewer parents are opting out. paul, it's october 1 and blazing hot. where was this like three months ago? >> exactly. where was this during summer? this day eclipses every day we had for the entire summer, and yes, the calendars october, and the rent is due, and you are probably wearing a t-shirt if your boss allows you.
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look at the marine layer. it's not there. all the way out, miles to see, we see nothing resembling a marine layer, but what we did see was this. let's roll video. did you know that whales also like the warm weather? what a beautiful shot here. the helicopter got beautiful pictures of whales frolicking in san francisco bay. let's look at the current temperatures. they are warm. you hit 100 in santa rosa today. currently 96. san jose, 92. downtown san francisco, 87. oakland in the city, 88 and the warmest day of the year and pushing 100 in the inland communities, so sunny at the coast and sunny in the bay and sunny inland and all temperatures running well above normal. we'll cool off tonight. the nights in october are long and we'll be in the upper 50s for low 60s for vallejo, fremont, san francisco, and oakland. and as i mentioned, little if any marine layer to worry
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about. tomorrow, the offshore wind continues, and we will stay warm with a couple of degrees cooler tomorrow. if you like today, you'll love tomorrow and significant changes on wednesday. the same low pressure area to the south helping us give the offshore wind by wednesday will give us an onshore flow with southwest wind and cooler weather by the middle of the week, and at the end of the week, with 20 to 25 degrees cooler. concord, 97. and san jose, another toasty one in the santa clara valley, 92. sunnyvale, 92. hayward, 88, and near triple digits again for concord on tuesday. san ramon, 98 and pleasanton as 98, and well in the 80s and 90s and upper 70s for san francisco. but big time cooling. thursday, 80s inland, and this weekend, chilly with highs only 70 around the bay, and that is your forecast. >> thank you, paul. mobile 5 is at the o. co
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coliseum where the as are close to clinching the playoff. >> reporter: allen, a bay bridge series. it's definitely a possibility. the as have to get into the playoffs, so they're in control of their own destiny. how often do we hear that over- used term? it's true tonight. the as win one more game and are in the postseason, and the fans know it. look at what we shot outside. how many times have we seen this? people are lining up to buy tickets to walk in tonight. on a night like this, the last week of the season on a monday, you might have 7000, 8000 people if you're lucky. tonight, it could be close to a sell out, and in line, they're talking about a possibility of a remake of the 1989 world series. you want to see another bay bridge series, don't you? >> doggone right! now you see why this and this,
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that's right. let's have one! let's have one. >> reporter: sounds good to me. >> the bay bridge series all over again. let's hope there is no earthquake this time. but if there was, let's hope the as can pull it out once again and surprise some people. >> reporter: brad pitt, where are you? this is the season they should have made the movie about. the as have had the hottest season going since the all-star break. and they are the best team in baseball right now. a couple of different scenarios from the as to get in. dennis will be along at 6:00 to talk about it in sports to break it down for you. easy enough to remember it this way. if the as win one of the next three games against the texas rangers, they are in the postseason felt back with more after this. ,,
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vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach.
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prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. restaurants. date night at a discount? a simple phone call can save you money even at real nice restaurant as soon as and it doesn't involve coupons. nobody at your table would even
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know. consumerwatch reporter julie watts lets us in on the big secret. >> reporter: it's 12:30 on a wednesday afternoon, and this restaurant is packed. but what most diners don't realize is the same reservation the day before would have saved them 30%. >> you have to come back? >> reporter: this is one of a growing number of discounts discounting based on the time and day. >> you going out anyway, so change the time a little bit. we are an hour earlier or later, and you can get up to a 30% discount. >> reporter: chaya's manager says that 10 to 15% of the reservations are new customers dining with a discount and not necessarily during off-peak hours. for instance, depending on the day, they can save 15% on lunch reservations at 12:30 and dinner reservations from 6:0030 on 10:00. they recommend calling directly
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but some websites like savor.com allow you to make discounted reservations. and open table has a similar program with bonus points used as cash. >> it fits right in with the consumer mentality of the day, the hunt for the bargain. >> reporter: this consumer expert kit yarrow if you are not careful, it can cost you. >> when people get a discount, they tend to spend more. >> it might motivate me or influence me to purchase a more expensive dish. >> reporter: and while g iraudel admits, that's kind of the point. >> they'll get a bettere xperience than at a restaurant that's thought fine dining. >> reporter: restaurants are doing this bay area wide. don't be afraid to call up your spot and offering if they are offering discount dining hours.
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for links to savor and open table, you can head to our website. >> and feel free photo tell your date. >> this is a foodie town. >> thank you, julie. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an oppoity of a generation. a whole lotta noise at the oakland coliseum - and we'rt talking baseball. "untsi untsi untsi untsi un" untsi-untsi- unt i'm dana king. coming up at 6:00, a whole lot of noise at the coliseum, and
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we're not talking baseball. you know the sound. big fun if that's your scene, but a lot of neighbors did not want to hear at deafening volume this is weekend. why concert organizers admit it was too darned loud. >> and speaking of bay area coliseums, richard nixon threw out the the first pitch, and the beatles threw played there, so what will happen to candlestick? >> see you in 30 minutes. >> i like that. >> the cbs evening news with scott pelley is coming up next. >> the latest news and